At Shimojima, we operate a range of businesses in addition to providing a wide array of wrapping products.
The Paper Product Business has been our mainstay business since our founding. We mainly sell paper bags, wrapping paper, and paper containers under our own brands.In this business, we cooperate closely with Heikopac K.K. in paper bags and with Saikousha Co., Ltd. in stickers, respectively. These companies are production subsidiaries of Shimojima Co., Ltd.
Our products feature excellent shape retention. They also enable high-class printing effects to be created.In the environmental aspect, our products feature the use of a high percentage of recycled materials.
Recent years have seen increasingly fierce price competition due to entries from other industries, including catalog retailers. However, ready-made products offer a rich variety of designs and sizes. They can also be delivered without having customers wait for a long time.We also provide various custom-made products by taking advantage of our accumulated expertise. We are constantly enhancing our manufacturing system. To give a recent example, we have introduced machines for manufacturing windowed bags with rectangular bottom.
Plastic Product and Packaging Material Business is the core business of the Shimojima Group.In this business, we deal in a wide array of products, including plastic products such as plastic bags, adhesive tapes, food packaging materials, agricultural materials, and ribbons.
The features of our plastic products include their affordable prices and the combination of light weight and ease of handling, which help improve operational efficiency.
While the market is seeing a shift to low-priced products, we are striving to cater to customer needs by developing appropriate products and promoting their sales effectively by taking advantage of our various procurement routes, including overseas routes. We develop and market products that serve diverse businesses and purposes, including packaging materials for the food industry and new products for agriculture.We also take steps to reduce the environmental impact, such as development of thinner-walled products.
In the In-Store Material Business, we offer products including stationery and office supplies, in-store display materials, and sundry goods for decorating stores, under the concept of “Offering everything for use in a store or office.”
In this business, we have enabled one-stop shopping at our stores and sales offices by offering a broad range of products including national brand products, setting affordable prices, and interacting with our other businesses, with the aim of helping customers to improve procurement efficiency and engage in sales promotion.
This business is also seeing increasingly fierce competition with mass retailers, catalog retailers, and other players. We are striving to expand our sales by introducing new products proactively, with a focus on stationery and office supplies.